The best thing about going away for a weekend in the summer is missing the weekend in East Hampton. As great as it is to be busy, its also sometimes nice to have an excuse not to do things, and a weekend away provides for that.
Going in to the village on a weekend in July is risky business. I do it occasionally just to look at how things are going, how traffic is moving, how the TCOs are handling things - because its my job to do that! I need to be on top of things and if I never went in to see what was happening I couldn't do that.
But usually if we need to do anything in the village we go in very early - way before 10am - or we walk in. Which is of course the advantage to living close to everything. That's what makes up for the traffic I deal with right outside my door. At least that's what I tell myself!
So - we missed an East Hampton weekend while we were in Buffalo. But another is right around the corner and July is nearly over already. Wow - what a fast summer this has been!